Institute of Occupational Medicine (IOM), Great Britain 
The IOM is a major independent centre of scientific excellence in the fields of occupational and environmental health, hygiene, and safety. It was established in 1969 and has been fully independent since 1990. IOM have recently been appointed by the EC as one of three contractors to provide reviews for policy support on emerging occupational health issues. IOM have established a leading presence on nanotechnology risk issues through a strong reputation in assessing the risks of small particles (e.g. coal dust, asbestos, metal oxides), by leading or participating in several of the key reviews commissioned by the UK Government in response to the Royal Society Report, organisation of conferences such as Nanotoxiciology 2006, 2007, 2010 and through their research and consultancy activities.